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Symposia and Lectures

Fernwood and the League of Women Voters Present 

University of Michigan Dean Dr. Marie Lynn Miranda

Thursday, October 23, 6:00 pm

Dr. Marie Lynn Miranda
, Dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) at the University of Michigan, will be the speaker at a dinner event on Thursday evening, October 23, at Fernwood. The event is co-sponsored by Fernwood and the League of Women Voters of Berrien and Cass Counties. Dr. Miranda's topic will be "Of Mice & Moms: Understanding How the Environment Affects Human Health."

Dr. Miranda is a native of Michigan but attended Duke University and Harvard, from which she received her master's and Ph.D. At the University of Michiagn she also holds an appointment in the Department of Pediatrics. She has a long interest in children's health and is the founding director of the Children's Environmental Health Initiative, a research, education, and outreach program committed to fostering environments where all children can prosper.

At Duke, where she was on the faculty for 20 years, she received the university’s highest award for teaching excellence. She also is known for her sense of humor. These qualities plus her intellectual firepower, promise an outstanding evening.    

Guests will be welcomed at 5:30 pm. The dean will speak at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner. Reservations may be made online or by phone at 269-695-6491. The cost for the dinner complete is $29. Please specify if you want the vegetarian option. Sorry—no Fernwood member discount.

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